By VINCENT KIPCHUMBA
Charismatic political scientist Mutahi Ngunyi believes that William Ruto will never be President because the Kikuyu nation might not allow it.
Speaking a while ago at his Museum Hill office, Ngunyi said that the 2007 post election violence is still fresh in their minds in the minds of Kikuyus and they still believe that Ruto masterminded it.
Ngunyi also accentuated the fact that Kikuyus know deep down their hearts that Raila NEVER played any role in taking anyone to The Hague and that his was a fight for justice following his alleged stolen victory.
“I will be surprised if the Deputy President tells me he believes he is going to be President with the blessings of Kikuyus. If so, I’ll preempt that William doesn’t understand the Kikuyu politics. Kikuyus in grass-root still believe that he is the man that it is Ruto who is behind their 2007 troubles and no amount of political pacification will endear him to their hearts” Said Ngunyi.
“So far, Kikuyu elders have identified Uhuru’s successor and that is none other than Peter Kenneth. Just like 2007 when Uhuru supported the reelection of Mwai Kibaki who beat him in 2002, Kenneth will support the reelection of Uhuru Kenyatta – and I hope he is already advised to to that. When you see that sign during the campaigns, then advise Ruto to prepare to fight from elsewhere” Added Ngunyi.
“My brother, how do you convince someone who lost his relatives, money and property worth millions of shillings, to vote for the same person they believe is behind their ordeal? How do you start to convince someone whose house, animals and crops were taken away from him, to trust the person who took them away – and is sitting on the same property – while you are watching as an IDP?. The headache the Kikuyu nation is having now is how to handle Ruto or the Kalenjin shortchange when the time comes. I am saying this in reference to 2007 when Raila was shortchanged by Kibaki through the famous MOU and took it as a man. Likewise, Kalonzo was promised the Kikuyu support after he supported Kibaki’s 2007 controversial win but kicked out in 2013. He took it as a man and sought refuge in Raila Camp. Now it is Ruto and Kalenjins. They supported Kikuyus and Kikuyus ‘promised’ to support them in 2022 but they are not ready to do so. For the Luo and Kamba Nations swallowed the bitte pill of deceit. The question is, will THE famous Kalenjins take it seated down?” Concluded the brave political scientist who seemed embarrassed a little.